topless woman protests violence against women in Ukraine

published on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:42 am

During the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, an activist from the feminist collective SCUM burst onto the red carpet. Stripped naked with a Ukrainian flag painted on her chest and red on her lower abdomen and thighs, she denounced the treatment reserved for women by the Russian military in Ukraine.

When the reality of war catches up with the glitter of cinema.

Friday, May 20, an incident occurred on the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. Around 6:30 p.m., on the sidelines of the screening of “Three thousand years waiting for you”, directed by George Miller, a topless woman slipped onto the red carpet. On her painted chest, a Ukrainian flag on which one could read: “Stop raping us”. “Stop raping us”, a message to denounce the rapes and sexual assaults, of which the Russian soldiers are accused, already mentioned by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in mid-April. The activist, who appeared in front of the photographers screaming, was quickly intercepted and covered by security agents.

Claim of a feminist group

Contacted by franceinfoshe assured to be at the origin of this act of claim and explained herself in more detail on her action: “We decided this evening to denounce war rape, war pimping. We talk about rape, surrogacy, we are used as belly on legs… We think that no one talks about women. Everyone needs to know . We show”. The young woman would be from the Paris region and 18 years old. She is attached to the SCUM, a radical feminist group, which defines itself as “the disbelievers of the phallus cult, the blasphemers of the patriarchal religion”and who claimed responsibility for the act on social networks.



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